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Shchukin



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Shchukin
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Shchukin, Alexandr Vladimirovich (1946-1988) Belarusian test pilot cosmonaut, 1980-1988.

Graduated from Kachinsk Higher Military Pilot School, 1970. Graduated from Zhukovsky Test Pilot School. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1980. Soviet Air Force. Civilian test pilot at LII. Buran Test Pilot. Cosmonaut training December 1978 - July 1980. Died in crash of a Su-26M aerobatic aircraft at Zhukovsky Flight Research Center.

Birth Place: Vienna.
Status: Deceased.


Born: 1946.01.19.
Died: 1988.08.18.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • Soyuz T-15A Crew: Volynov, Manarov, Levchenko. Final 'civilian' expedition to Salyut 7 station with Buran pilot aboard for spaceflight familiarisation was cancelled when control of the station was lost. Backup crew: Solovyov, Berezovoi, Shchukin. More...
  • Mir LII-1 Crew: Levchenko. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Levchenko was a prospective Buran pilot sent on the short mission to familiarise himself with spaceflight. Backup crew: Shchukin. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Programs
  • Mir The Mir space station was the last remnant of the once mighty Soviet space programme. It was built to last only five years, and was to have been composed of modules launched by Proton and Buran/Energia launch vehicles. These modules were derived from those originally designed by Chelomei in the 1960's for the Almaz military station programme. As the Soviet Union collapsed Mir stayed in orbit, but the final modules were years late and could only be completed with American financial assistance. Kept flying over a decade beyond its rated life, Mir proved a source of pride to the Russian people and proved the ability of their cosmonauts and engineers to improvise and keep operations going despite all manner of challenges and mishaps. More...

Bibliography
  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Shchukin Chronology


1986 Early - .
1986 April 26 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1986 June 20 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1986 June 28 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1986 December 29 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 March 29 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 March 30 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 May 21 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 October 5 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 December 21 - . 11:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U2.
1988 April 2 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1988 April 8 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1988 August 18 - .
  • Death of Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin at Zhukovsky Flight Research Center, Russia. Crash of a Su-26M aerobatic aircraft on LII (Zhukovsky Flight Research Center - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Shchukin. Summary: Belarusian test pilot cosmonaut, 1980-1988..

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